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Water Consumption and Basic Units

The water consumption and basic units in the Asahi Group in 2020 were calculated from the Group's operating companies in Japan, Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia. Water consumption was down 6.5% versus the previous year for the same geographic areas, and 7.6% in the operating companies in japan versus 2019.

Water Consumption and Basic Units Used in Alcohol Beverages Business and Soft Drinks Business
Water consumption and basic units used in Alcohol Beverages Business and Soft Drinks Business

*Figures up to and including 2017 include Japan and Oceania.
*Figures for 2018 include Japan, Oceania and Europe.
*From 2019, figures include Japan, Oceania, Europe and Southeast Asia.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Water Consumption by Country

Unit: k㎥

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 23,889 23,723 22,777 22,280 20,584
Australia 2,252 2,277 2,469 2,422 2,318
New Zealand 295 307 344 337 294
U.K. - - 49 40 126
Italy - - 1,983 2,099 1,889
The Netherlands - - 948 918 937
Poland - - 3,731 3,783 3,779
Czech Republic - - 3,221 3,197 3,033
Slovakia - - 349 363 397
Hungary - - 778 718 634
Romania - - 1,975 1,971 1,979
Malaysia - - - 1,829 1,477
Indonesia - - - 193 197
Vietnam - - - 39 30
Myanmar - - - 101 -
Total 26,436 26,307 38,623 40,292 37,673

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Water Intake by Water Source

Unit: k㎥

Country/Region Water intake source 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 12,872 12,709 12,572 12,177 10,693
River water 2,530 2,725 2,598 2,505 2,307
Groundwater 8,497 8,289 7,606 7,598 7,584
Oceania Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 1,961 1,978 2,287 2,294 2,160
River water 0 0 0 0 0
Groundwater 586 607 525 466 452
Europe Clean water, tap water, and industrial water - - 7,015 7,083 7,177
River water - - 0 0 0
Groundwater - - 6,019 6,006 5,596
Southeast Asia Clean water, tap water, and industrial water - - - 1,101 795
River water - - - 0 0
Groundwater - - - 1,062 909
Total by water intake source in Japan Clean water, tap water, and industrial water 14,834 14,688 21,875 22,655 20,825
River water 2,530 2,725 2,598 2,505 2,307
Groundwater 9,083 8,896 14,150 15,132 14,542
Grand total 26,446 26,308 38,623 40,292 37,673

*From 2018, the Asahi Group discloses data about the Group's water consumption and wastewater output, which has been verified by a third party.
*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Wastewater

Wastewater by Country

Unit: k㎥

Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan 16,912 16,779 16,615 16,428 15,312
Australia 790 801 1,128 1,218 1,133
New Zealand 194 186 227 214 165
U.K. - - 32 27 77
Italy - - 1,178 1,205 1,140
The Netherlands - - 576 605 651
Poland - - 2,238 2,298 2,229
Czech Republic - - 1,953 1,825 1,852
Slovakia - - 238 269 215
Hungary - - 499 536 412
Romania - - 1,128 1,154 1,195
Malaysia - - - 502 557
Indonesia - - - 165 154
Vietnam - - - 23 18
Myanmar - - - 72 -
Total 17,896 17,766 25,813 26,540 25,111

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Wastewater Amount by Destination of Wastewater

Unit: k㎥

Country/Region Destination of wastewater 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Japan Sewer 8,197 8,410 8,055 7,782 6,975
Sea 800 567 641 702 521
River 7,915 7,802 7,918 7,944 7,816
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 0 0 0
Oceania Sewer 985 987 1,345 1,423 1,289
Sea 0 0 0 0 0
River 0 0 0 0 0
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 11 9 10
Europe Sewer - - 7,689 7,452 7,286
Sea - - 0 0 0
River - - 154 467 485
Other (Irrigation) - - 0 0 0
Southeast Asia Sewer - - - 0 0
Sea - - - 0 0
River - - - 762 713
Other (Irrigation) - - - 0 17
Total of water discharge Sewer 9,181 9,397 17,089 16,657 15,550
Sea 800 567 641 702 521
River 7,915 7,802 8,072 9,172 9,013
Other (Irrigation) 0 0 11 9 27
Total 17,896 17,766 25,813 26,540 25,111

*Scope of aggregation: Click here for more information.

Third-Party Verification